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Mobility and productivity among Swedish inventors – a cause for causality?

Ahlin, Lina LU (2011) NEKM02 20111
Department of Economics
Abstract (Swedish)
In this thesis the background characteristics as well as the mobility and productivity of Swedish inventors is investigated. Swedish inventors tend to be highly educated, with an education in engineering or natural sciences. They are to a large extent male and in their mid-forties.
Since there is possible an endogenous relationship between mobility and productivity, instrumental variables applied to count data are utilized. The results indicate that there is likely a negative causal link between mobility and productivity where mobile inventors are less productive. The relationship between productivity and mobility is also negative, but due to weak instruments a causal link is difficult to establish. The results imply that further studies... (More)
In this thesis the background characteristics as well as the mobility and productivity of Swedish inventors is investigated. Swedish inventors tend to be highly educated, with an education in engineering or natural sciences. They are to a large extent male and in their mid-forties.
Since there is possible an endogenous relationship between mobility and productivity, instrumental variables applied to count data are utilized. The results indicate that there is likely a negative causal link between mobility and productivity where mobile inventors are less productive. The relationship between productivity and mobility is also negative, but due to weak instruments a causal link is difficult to establish. The results imply that further studies are needed in this area. (Less)
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author
Ahlin, Lina LU
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organization
course
NEKM02 20111
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
mobility, productivity, inventors, instrumental variables, count data
language
English
id
2154981
date added to LUP
2011-09-27 13:03:08
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  abstract     = {In this thesis the background characteristics as well as the mobility and productivity of Swedish inventors is investigated. Swedish inventors tend to be highly educated, with an education in engineering or natural sciences. They are to a large extent male and in their mid-forties. 
Since there is possible an endogenous relationship between mobility and productivity, instrumental variables applied to count data are utilized. The results indicate that there is likely a negative causal link between mobility and productivity where mobile inventors are less productive. The relationship between productivity and mobility is also negative, but due to weak instruments a causal link is difficult to establish. The results imply that further studies are needed in this area.},
  author       = {Ahlin, Lina},
  keyword      = {mobility,productivity,inventors,instrumental variables,count data},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Mobility and productivity among Swedish inventors – a cause for causality?},
  year         = {2011},
}